Locum Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Job descriptionPrincipal Duties andResponsibilities
The successful candidate will be expected to fully participate in the delivery of Cardiothoracic Surgery at St James’s Hospital including:
- Inpatient care
- Ward rounds
- Out-patient clinics
- Theatre commitment
- Case conferences
- Participation in the on-call rota and cross cover arrangements
- To be responsible for the care and treatment of all patients under his/her charge and to maintain clinical autonomy relating to the management and care of individual patients.
- To collaborate and work closely with the patient, his/her family, the multidisciplinary team, managerial/ administrative staff and external agencies to facilitate continuity of care, discharge planning and specific care requirements
- To provide, as appropriate, consultation in respect of inpatients and outpatients as requested.
- To facilitate co-ordination, co-operation and liaison across health care settings, strengthen the interface between different locations of care and develop the concept of collaborative care planning in conjunction with other professionals.
- Together with colleagues who have similar appointments in Cardiothoracic Surgery, initiate a leadership role in shaping hospital policy with regard to the management and treatment of patients, best practice and accreditation.
- To supervise and be responsible for diagnosis, treatment and care provided by non-Consultant Hospital Doctors (NCHDs) treating patients under the Consultant’s care
- To support the implementation of standards which provide safe quality care, timely diagnosis and focussed treatment in line with prescribed treatment protocols and international best practice.
Teaching and Research
- To participate in teaching, including undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and conference commitments of the department and of the Hospital for medical, nursing and other staff.
- Maintain a programme of continuing medical education applicable to the responsibilities of the post in accordance with the requirements of the Medical Practitioners Act, 2007
- Develop and collaborate clinical, laboratory or other research as appropriate to the specialty on a local, regional and national basis.
Management & Administration
- To participate in the operation of the Clinical Directorate structure and any such management or representative structures as are in place or being developed.
- To participate in and facilitate production of all data/information required to validate delivery of duties and functions and inform planning and management of service delivery.
- To collaborate with Hospital Management, Directors of Nursing, Medical and Surgical Staff of the hospital in all matters pertaining to the general efficiency of the hospital.
- Plan, develop and maintain responsibility for clinical audit programmes within the speciality in conjunction with consultant colleagues and in accordance with theHospital’s clinical governance structure.
- To facilitate production of all data/information required for same in accordance with regulatory, statutory and corporate policies and procedures.
Eligibility Criteria Qualifications and/ or experience
Registration as a specialist in the Specialist Division of the Register of Medical Practitioners maintained by the Medical Council in Ireland in the specialty of cardiothoracic surgery.
The hospital's fundamental purpose is the delivery of health treatment, care and diagnose as well as health promotion and preventative services at catchment, regional, super-regional and national levels. Its service remits ranges in complexity from secondary to tertiary level.
St. James's hospital is also an academic teaching hospital. It is thus committed to the creation of an environment and the circumstances in which education and research in the health science and allied areas is possible and flourishes.
The Hospital is increasingly required to operate in an environment of vertical and literal collaboration in the ultimate interest of its patients. It advocates and pursues the promotion and participation of the hospital in services and academic health networks, both nationally and internationally, in this context.
While preserving the primacy of patients in all respects, the hospital recognises and accepts its responsibilities to a broader set of stockholders that include government, the public and community generally, service key purchasers, staff and the many associated institutions in the health and education sectors.
In the discharge of these remits, the hospital aspires to meet the highest possible standards and levels of efficiency, effectiveness and quality in all its endeavours. It is also driven by criteria of excellence, continuous improvement and innovation. Its services are made available equitably on the basis of need. Finally, the hospital is fully accountable to patients and other stockholders with respect to performance over the entire range of its remit.